King's St Alban's

17 June

Good decisions on the field lead to great results.

U8/9 A Cricketv v The Downs

A glorious afternoon saw us travel over the Malvern hills to the lovely setting of Malvern College The Downs’ cricket pitches. We were put in to bat and made a good start, setting a healthy total. Reuben and Louie showed off their shot-making skills, hitting multiple boundaries, and Tommy, Arslan and Joel also impressed, hitting their own sixes. With the ball, we couldn’t have started much better, with Tommy hitting the stumps with the first ball of the innings and taking a second wicket, when Tom took a good catch in the same over. Overall, the rest of the team bowled consistently, with Marnie, Arslan and Tom doing particularly well. The fielding was also on point, with some good catches being taken and some good run-outs being effected. This rounded off an excellent performance, with more lessons learned and the team moving their performance levels forward.

 

U8/U9 B Cricket v The Downs

The U8/9 boys and girls travelled to Malvern College The Downs on Tuesday afternoon for a cricket fixture in beautiful sunshine. I was super impressed with the way the King’s St Alban’s team played; they all fielded, bowled and batted exceptionally well. Everyone was alert and made good decisions in the field. Ben, Millie, Karla and Will all bowled excellently and between them bowled six overs, giving away only six runs!! Jack and Rory batted brilliantly together scoring 18 runs, including three fours and one massive six. Well done to everyone who played in this fixture.

 

U8/9 C Cricket v The Downs

We had a lovely afternoon over in Malvern on Tuesday. We lost the toss so were in to bat first. We batted well particularly the pairing of Albert and Mark. Mark hit a 6 – superb! We scored a good 239 runs. The Downs were strong bowling and consequently got a fair few wickets against us. Our bowling was fairly good, only giving away a few extras. However, Mark was on form again with his maiden over! Well done, we lost by 30 runs but lots of positives to take away from the match.

 

U10/11 A v Bromsgrove

This week the King’s St. Alban’s A team played Bromsgrove School at T20 on a beautiful warm afternoon. With Tommy leading the team in the field, King’s St Alban’s went out to bowl as well as they could against some very good batters of Bromsgrove. Lara made some exceptional stops in the field at deep fine leg, preventing several boundaries, and Ralphie bowled the best over of the game, getting two wickets in a row for one run. Other wickets came from Barnaby, Harry and Tommy, who took three wickets. Peter also played very well at wicket-keeper.

When it was KSA’s turn to bowl, with a target of 120 to win, Guy and Ralphie opened the batting, making a good start to the innings. Bromsgrove bowled exceptionally well, preventing our batters getting into their rhythm but they still managed to achieve a total of 90 runs. Harry was the top scorer, communicating well between the wickets, and Daisy, who played some beautiful shots, had the second highest score of the team. Well done everyone!

 

U10/11 B Cricket v Bromsgrove

On Wednesday afternoon the King’s St Alban’s U10/11 B team travelled over to Bromsgrove for a very competitive cricket fixture. Both teams showed great skills with their batting, bowling and fielding. Bromsgrove set an impressive 89 runs for King’s St Alban’s to chase. With good communication, big hitting and impressive vision, they we able to hit the boundary multiple times and score a brilliant 139 runs. Well played to all involved.

 

U10 cricket v The Downs Malvern

The girls had a lovely afternoon over at The Downs on Wednesday. We won the toss so elected to field first. It was clear that we were up against a very experienced side. We kept them to a respectable 299 with 6 wickets taken. Eshal and Erin taking 2 a piece. After the break we were very good at blocking the ball and consequently they only managed to take 5 of our wickets. We had a few good hits which resulted in some singles and Emily scored a 4. We eventually lost the match 299 to 243 but certainly a very respectable score considering the ability of the other team. Well done to Erin – best bowler and Emily – best batter.